October is cyber security month and as it draws to an end it is our job as a responsible host to provide easy and affordable SSL to protect you. It’s that time of year again – when billions of people open their pockets to hackers, man in the middle attacks, and identity theft. We’re talking about the holiday shopping season. With major shopping holidays around the world coming up in November and December, now is the time to secure your site.
Forth Coming Events
- Diwali – October 27th. Estimated spend $3 billion
- Singles Day – October 11th. Estimated spend $3.8 billion
- Back Friday – November 29th. Estimated spend $6.2 billion
- Cyber Monday – December 2nd. Estimated spend $7.9 billion
- Christmas – 25th December. Estimated spend $75 billion
Here are some of the ways to ensure you are ready.
First and foremost, force HTTPS! If you’re spending the time and money to secure your site, make sure you maximise the ROI by pushing all clients to the secure version of your site. Not to mention the SEO boost Google gives sites for doing so. . .
Next, renew now! There is nothing worse to have your biggest sales days of the year only to find your sites have gone down because you forgot to renew an SSL certificate. Don’t let this happen to you! We now offer roll over of up to 90 days on your current certificate. So, anyone expiring between now and the year end should renew immediately and while you’re at it, upgrade to an EV for added consumer trust.
While we’re discussing trust, you need to install those trust seals, businesses have seen up to 42% increase in conversions with site seals. No matter the SSL validation or expiration date, trust seals have been shown to increase conversion rates up to 62.8% and add to consumer confidence. Make sure you are using the trust seals on home pages and they are especially prominent on checkout pages. For more information contact our support team
Did you know the bank can turn off payment services if your site is not PCI compliant? Talk about a worst-case scenario during shopping season. All our team are experienced in securing your server in relation to your PCI level simply scan your site and provide us with the PDF results and we will action all that’s required.